The Sandringham Exhibition & Transport Museum holds an extraordinary collection ranging from the very large - the 1939 Merryweather fire engine - to the very small - tiny Indian doll dancers in the Curio Cupboard - and from the grand - gifts in pearl and exotic hardwoods given to The Queen on State Visits abroad - to the personal - the clock used in the Royal Pigeon Lofts at Sandringham to time Her Majesty's racing pigeons. Over the years the building has had many uses and in the past has been used as a police post, fire station, Carving School and Royal garages. At the entrance to the Sandringham Exhibition & Transport Museum you will have chance to watch a short 3 minute film which will give you a brief insight into the history and workings today of this fascinating 8000 hectare Estate. Sandringham Exhibition & Transport Museum is one of many independent museums in Norfolk. More information can be found here.
The Royal Car Collection
Imagine the first ever motor car owned by a member of the Royal Family. At Sandringham you can see it! The first Royal car had 6 hp 2-cylinders 1527 cc and was fitted with a mail phaeton body, purchased by The Prince of Wales in 1900. Other notable cars include a splendid collection of shooting brakes, the most magnificent looking of which is probably the 1924 Daimler built for George V to use on the moors at Balmoral and at Sandringham. With a varnished wood exterior and the metal scuttle and bonnet painted in wood-effect to match, it came with the striking new feature of a braking system that operated all four wheels. There are also a number of model cars that have been presented to younger members of the Royal Family including an Aston Martin DB007 - a miniature replica of the James Bond Aston Martin car used in the films Goldfinger and Thunderball. It came complete with revolving number plate, bullet-proof screen, smoke discharger, water spray to deter pursuers and concealed dummy machine guns. These are just some of the amazing cars waiting to greet you at the Sandringham Exhibition & Transport Museum.
For just £1.50 you can purchase a fun quiz for children at the Ticket Office and at the entrance to the House and it will keep the younger visitor entertained throughout the House and Sandringham Exhibition & Transport Museum.